The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 104 123 111
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 20 9 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.33% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.42% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 27
Median daily rate £495 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
System Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1980 2121 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.14% 76.88% 76.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1159 1193 1313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 150 146
Median hourly rate £27.44 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the East of England region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 11 £510 - 2
Essex - 4 £450 -
Hertfordshire +1 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £425 -
Suffolk +3 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
2 11 (40.74%) RESTful
2 11 (40.74%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Migration
5 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
6 7 (25.93%) SOQL
6 7 (25.93%) Data Structures
6 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (25.93%) Presales
6 7 (25.93%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (25.93%) SAP
6 7 (25.93%) COM
6 7 (25.93%) SOAP
6 7 (25.93%) Web Services
6 7 (25.93%) Unix
6 7 (25.93%) CRM
6 7 (25.93%) Siebel
6 7 (25.93%) ERP
6 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
6 7 (25.93%) ETL
6 7 (25.93%) Data Migration
6 7 (25.93%) Force.com
6 7 (25.93%) Visualforce
6 7 (25.93%) Apex Code
6 7 (25.93%) Dynamics CRM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (14.81%) Magento
3 1 (3.70%) AWD
3 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Force.com
2 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (22.22%) Heroku
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (18.52%) DB2
2 5 (18.52%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) JIRA
1 5 (18.52%) Subversion
1 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.81%) Protractor
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.41%) ClearCase
3 2 (7.41%) TestDirector
3 2 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Salesforce.com Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Technical Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Automation Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Java Automation Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) WPF Developer
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Web Automation Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Web Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) RESTful
2 7 (25.93%) COM
2 7 (25.93%) SOAP
2 7 (25.93%) Visualforce
2 7 (25.93%) Web Services
3 6 (22.22%) .NET
3 6 (22.22%) XML
4 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
4 5 (18.52%) Flash
4 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
4 5 (18.52%) HTML
4 5 (18.52%) J2EE
4 5 (18.52%) WPF
5 2 (7.41%) WCF
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.70%) MFC
6 1 (3.70%) Middleware
6 1 (3.70%) STL
6 1 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Structures
1 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) iPad
4 2 (7.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Unix
2 6 (22.22%) Android
2 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
4 8 (29.63%) Migration
5 7 (25.93%) CRM
5 7 (25.93%) Data Migration
5 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
5 7 (25.93%) ERP
5 7 (25.93%) ETL
5 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (25.93%) Presales
6 6 (22.22%) Coaching
6 6 (22.22%) Product Management
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 6 (22.22%) Use Case
6 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 5 (18.52%) Change Control
7 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
7 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) Apex Code
3 7 (25.93%) SOQL
4 5 (18.52%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) XAML
6 1 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (25.93%) SAP
2 7 (25.93%) Siebel
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) hybris
4 1 (3.70%) MKS
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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